Double chocolate and dried cherries cookies

Easter Sunday, Craig and I went to his sister Velyn’s for dinner.  Saturday, when we received the invite I had just taken my cheesecake out of the oven and I volunteered to bring dessert.  It occurred to me that perhaps the cheesecake would not turn out and I needed a fall back plan, these double chocolate and dried cherries cookies came from this…


…luckily both were good

Double chocolate and dried cherries cookies
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  • ½ cup butter flavored Crisco sticks
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 Tbs. milk
  • 1 Tbs. vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1¾ cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • 4 tsp baking cocoa
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 handfuls dried cherries, chopped (sorry I know that is not scientific, but I did not measure this)
  1. Combine Crisco stick, butter, sugars, milk and vanilla in a large bowl; mix well.
  2. Add egg and beat until into creamed mixture.
  3. Combine flour, cocoa, soda and salt; shift into creamed mixture.
  4. Mix until well combined.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips and dried cherries.
  6. Place in fridge for 1 hour.
  7. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  8. Remove from fridge and drop rounded scoops onto a cookie sheet.
  9. Sprinkle lightly with additional salt (very lightly)
  10. Bake for 8 minutes in oven.
  11. Remove and let cool for 2 minutes on cookie sheet and than remove to cooling rack.

Makes about 36 cookies.

One Comment

  1. Oh these look so yummy. I love cherries and chocolate. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Susie at Puddle Jumper Creations

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